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Locally Grown: A Little Dirt Never Hurt

On April 24, 2013 @ 4:36 pm In All Articles

It’s spring! Plant a little happiness in your backyard or in containers on the front steps this year.

Start with a packet of seeds or a six-pack of your favorite herbs and veggies from the garden center. Buy lush, healthy specimens, plant in good soil, add water and tend according to directions.

While waiting for the first harvest, be it chives, parsley, tomatoes or corn, check out your farmer’s market for local produce grown in the same sunshine and air that you breathe.

Garden, pick produce or shop markets in mid-morning to beat the heat and minimize inhaling seasonal pollens. (Check local pollen counts by visiting www.pollen.com.) Look for produce picked young and spared of pesticides.

Getting an early morning start? Try this all-natural Vitamin C energizer the whole family will enjoy!


Fresh-Squeezed Sunrise Orange Grapefruit Juice

No preservatives, acids or sugars found in the store brands and it’s quick and easy to make! A little bicep boost to boot! 4 oranges2 pink or yellow grapefruits

Directions: Cut oranges and grapefruits in half and squeeze using a hand-juicer. Mix together in a small pitcher and pour into 4-ounce glasses and serve.


Note: Some grapefruit juice and some medications do not mix. Not sure about yours? Ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider.



Reviewed by Carol Jones, RN, AE-C and Tera Crisalida, PA-C


First appeared in Allergy & Asthma Today, Spring 2013 issue.

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